Dr. Ryan Allured
Scientist at MIT Lincoln Lab
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Optical Modeling , Statistics and Data Analysis , X-ray Astronomy , Optical Interferometry , Atmospheric Turbulence , Image Analysis
Profile Summary

I am a technical staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. I currently pursue research in optical interferometry, including system configuration, dispersion management, atmospheric turbulence considerations, and image reconstruction. I am also the commissioning lead for the Space Surveillance Telescope, which is being relocated to Australia.

Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory, I was a staff scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. I led the metrology, data analysis, and simulation efforts in the adjustable X-ray optics program. I was also the optical designer of the first submission of the Arcus X-ray spectrometer mission concept.

I did my PhD in physics at the University of Iowa. My thesis project was the development of a prototype soft X-ray polarimeter for the NASA GEMS mission.
Publications (33)

Proceedings Article | 13 January 2021 Poster + Presentation + Paper
Ryan Allured, Jonathan Ashcom, Philip Chapnik
Proceedings Volume 11446, 1144633 (2021) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2564951
KEYWORDS: Interferometry, Stars, Atmospheric optics, Optical interferometry, Adaptive optics, Optical calibration, Telescopes, Data processing

SPIE Journal Paper | 2 September 2020
OE, Vol. 59, Issue 09, 093101, (September 2020) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.OE.59.9.093101
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Point spread functions, Modulation transfer functions, Diffraction, Wavefronts, Interferometers, Optical engineering, Interferometry, Sensors, Image quality

Proceedings Article | 6 July 2018 Presentation + Paper
Ken Kobayashi, Amy Winebarger, Sabrina Savage, Patrick Champey, Peter Cheimets, Edward Hertz, Alexander Bruccoleri, Jorg Scholvin , Leon Golub, Brian Ramsey, Jaganathan Ranganathan, Vanessa Marquez, Ryan Allured, Theodore Parker, Ralf Heilmann, Mark Schattenburg
Proceedings Volume 10699, 1069927 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313997
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Spectrographs, Telescopes, X-rays, Space telescopes, Spectroscopy, Polishing, Cameras, Rockets, Diffraction gratings

SPIE Journal Paper | 19 March 2018
JATIS, Vol. 4, Issue 01, 019004, (March 2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.JATIS.4.1.019004
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Iterated function systems, X-ray optics, Metrology, Glasses, Composites, Optics manufacturing, Finite element methods, Ferroelectric materials, X-rays

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2017 Presentation + Paper
Vincenzo Cotroneo, Ryan Allured, Casey DeRoo, Kenneth Gurski, Vanessa Marquez, Paul Reid, Eric Schwartz
Proceedings Volume 10399, 103990Y (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275738
KEYWORDS: Glasses, X-ray telescopes, Thermography, X-ray optics, Telescopes, X-rays, Observatories, Spatial resolution, Actuators, Surface finishing

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